Problems too big and complex. The Bible tells us that God has given us what we need for daily living through His Word and His Son in this statement of blessing, promise, and truth:
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him 2 Peter 1:2-3
Great success has been achieved in the counseling ministry using the power of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit.
Problem too small. If you have a problem and hinders your walk with God, compromises your testimony and robs you of peace and joy, your problem needs solving no matter how big or small. The good news is that God’s Word has answers for every problem and counselors delight in helping others overcome even common problems they face such as: anger, depression, fear, jealousy, marriage problems, discouragement, worry, parenting problems, and personal relationship conflicts.
Just sin? The purpose of Biblical counseling is NOT to “hit a person over the head” with the Bible and tell you “it’s sin”, “repent” and “get over it.” The purpose of Biblical counseling is to help us meet the challenges of life in a way that will honor the Lord. The counselor can see the need for medical evaluations to see if the counselee’s problem might be a physical problem. However, where sin is the problem, the counselor would compassionately help a woman return to healthy relationships.
Everyone will know. Yes, someone MIGHT see you walk into the counseling room and assume you are there because you have a problem. Join the club! We all have problems and if we are wise the Bible tells us to seek out Godly counsel (Proverbs 11:14; Proverbs 12:15). Unless you give permission to use your testimony, your counsel is kept confidential between your counselor and you. No one is immune to the problems of sin and life and the quicker we get the problem resolved the quicker we can enjoy loving relationship
Don't wait any longer if you have been thinking of talking to a counselor or pastor or friend. Reach out for the help that is available to you and keep reaching out until you get it!